Food & Nutrition / 05.12.14 / BY Bella Serventi

5 GOURMET CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR YOUR BOSS

Here’s our gourmet gift guide that will take the pressure off when it comes to buying the big guy (or girl) upstairs the right Christmas gift. No matter what your budget is, you wont need to wait for your bonus to come in for some of these options either!

Christmas has rolled around extra quick this year, hasn’t it? You’ve shopped for your parents, your siblings, partner and best friends… but now comes the tricky part. What the heck do you get that one person that you see more than your own family – your boss!? You want to come off as professional, yet sincere at the same time. So, we’ve done the hard yards for you and found the best edible gifts that are on offer in Australia right now. Because, who doesn’t eat or drink their way through the festive season? That’s right, thank us later.

1

HANKS JAM

For a simple treat, you can’t go wrong with few jars of gourmet jam. Our picks are Strawberry and Fig & Cinnamon, both perfect to drizzle onto toast, cakes, or scones. Pack these in a straw basket, wrap with a tea towel, wrapping paper or cellophane, finish with a merry touch and you’re good to go. Hank’s Jam, from $7 each

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2

HOMEMADE COOKIE MIX

If your boss is utterly obsessed with baking, then we suggest gifting them with a cute homemade jar or two of your very own cookie mix. A cheaper more thoughtful way of gifting, this also allows you to make in bulk should you have more than one jar to giveaway. You can get some great recipes on Pinterest, but to keep it simple jar up a chocolate chip cookie mix – press all the ingredients down firmly so you achieve the nice food waves, and include a handmade ingredient tag that explains additional eggs, water, milk etc Even add some holly or Christmas sprigs to the jar to add that festive touch.

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3

BOTTLE OF BUBBLES

A bottle of bubbly wins “all round crowd-pleaser” for us.Tempus Two Wines have brought out a Copper Series Moscato that is sweet and light to drink. With a luxe copper label and landing at $15.20 this is great value for a limited budget.

Additional luxe option is this special edition Moet & Chandon gift. It comes with its own reusable cold jacket, which will keep your bevvy cool for up to two hours. This gift is too good to refuse, and you won’t be able to resist picking one up for yourself either.

Moët & Chandon Imperial Cream Diamond Suit, $89.99, & Tempus Two Wines both from Dan Murphys

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4

LUXE TEA SET

Who doesn’t love a good cuppa tea? This lovely T24U Green Tea set has everything your boss needs to brew up a storm, a bamboo scoop, an infuser, a canister and yummy tea of course! Hiding inside your tartan canister is Gorgeous Geisha, a green tea and strawberries medley all drizzled in cream. Best thing is that the tea tins can be reused, so you’ll be remembered for yonks. $35/each

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5

SIMON JOHNSON HAMPER

If you’re looking for something that will truly wow all, this deluxe hamper should do the trick. Inside are all of Simon Johnson’s famed condiments and treats, such as the pasta sauce with basil, extra virgin olive oil, and dark chocolate florentines. Simon Johnson The Chef Hamper, $175

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6

CHEESE BOARD

Finally, if you have a boss who loves his / her cheese and wine or fancys themselves as a bit of a masterchef – there is a great company called Not on The High Street that does gorgeous polished oak cheese and chopping boards. Depending on your budget, you could get one from the whole team and have their initials engraved. I’ve ordered one of these for one of my favourite bosses, it was eco-friendly, had a fast 7 -10 day turnaround and was really beautiful quality. They range from $180 – $250 AUD

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Author / Bella Serventi